The purpose of this document is two-fold. The first is to provide criteria for selecting technologies to facilitate decision making for improved health care waste management in health care facilities. The second is to provide an overview of specific health care waste technologies for the treatment of solid infectious and sharp waste for health care facility administrators and planners, WASH and infection prevention control staff, national planners, donors
and partners. For each technology, details on its operation, effects on the environment and health, requirements for installation, capacities for treating waste, examples of consumables and advantages and disadvantages are described.
Presentation given at the 2019 Global Meeting on WASH in health care facilities, held in Livingstone, Zambia (9-11 September 2019).
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This case study explores the knowledge and practices of health surveillance assistants operating at rural village health clinics in Ntcheu District, Malawi, with regard to the collection, segregation, transportion, treatment, and disposal of healthcare waste.
The article can also be accessed here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10661-019-7306-6
The document provides guidance on solid and liquid hazardous and non-hazardous health care waste as well as gaseous emissions along the complete logistic chain: procurement, generation, segregation, collection, storage, transport, treatment and disposal.
This policy is a revision of the health care waste management policy and guidelines of 2006 and seeks to improve HCWM in accordance with existing international conventions through adoption of best available technology and best environmental practices.